One discovers the spirit of a place slowly; in your dreams and daydreams, by watching wildlife, through art, and in how you think and feel at each place you visit. Another way of discovering how important the influence of place is in our lives is to learn about how other people who have resided in one place for a very long time have come to relate to the place where they live.

James Swan, Dialogues with the Living Earth by James Swan, editor, Roberta Swan, editor